Christopher Raphael Spencer Biography — Wiki
Christopher Raphael Spencer is a North Carolina man who filmed himself storming the US Capitol and looking for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the siege by supporters of President Donald Trump, has been arrested by the FBI.
Authorities apprehended Spencer without incident in Kernersville, the FBI said in a statement. Spencer, who is from Pilot Mountain, made his initial court appearance on Tuesday at the federal courthouse in Greensboro, a spokeswoman said.
Christopher Raphael Spencer Age
Christopher Raphael Spencer is 40 years old.
Christopher Raphael Spencer live-streamed himself roaming the corridors of Congress
According to a statement from a task force officer assigned to the FBI, an informant told authorities that Spencer had live-streamed videos to Facebook from inside the Capitol. The informant suggested Spencer may have had a family member with him, one of whom was captured on the posted video.
A search warrant turned up three Livestream videos from Spencer’s Facebook account, and at different times, he showed himself, the officer said.
According to the FBI, the videos show Spencer, dressed in a ‘Trump 2020’ T-shirt, in various places inside the Capitol, and he can be heard shouting obscenities at Capitol police, and chanting along with the rest of the crowd, ‘Who’s House? Our house!’ and ‘Stop the steal!’
Investigators said that Spencer at one point pulled down his neck gaiter and said, ‘Bro, they stormed the Capitol, bro … pushed the cops out of the way, everything … took it over.’
At another point, the video shows him walking into an office hallway as he says, ‘Where’s Nancy’s office?’ in an apparent reference to Nancy Pelosi, the FBI said. As he walked through Statuary Hall, Spencer said, ‘Who would’ve known the first time I ever come would be to storm,’ according to officials.
What we know so far about Christopher Raphael Spencer
Christopher Raphael Spencer was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; violent entry and disorderly conduct on capitol grounds; and obstruction of justice.
Following the hearing, Spencer was released on the condition that he stays away from Washington unless for court hearings or meetings with a probation officer. He is prohibited from interfering or influencing anyone who may be a witness to the siege, and he must report for a virtual hearing on January 25.
Spencer must cooperate in the collection of a DNA sample if one is authorized, and he must tell the court or any of its officials of any change of residence or telephone number, the order said.
On Tuesday, the #FBI arrested Christopher Raphael Spencer of Pilot Mountain, North Carolina. He’s facing charges related to the violence at our Nation’s Capitol. https://t.co/uAPZE3dA9I pic.twitter.com/YpdTjyzhCK
— FBI Charlotte (@FBICharlotte) January 20, 2021
The FBI’s statement did not say if he had an attorney who could comment.